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(re safety differently ADQ3.c.)

 

3. On page 21. (under ‘Change orders’), we see how three fatalities on the company’s sites in November 2013 and July and October 2014 are behind its journey.

 

John Green (Laing O’Rourke’ H&S Director) says the sites showed “no early warning signs of a lax safety culture” nor did they “send up the early warning flags that ‘Heinrich’s triangle’ would suggest”. The article also says “the new gospel has its own vocabulary” and Green then refers to the “new safety paradigm”. 

 

 

ADQ3.

a). Why did Heinrich produce his triangle?

b). Does the triangle suggest such “early warning flags”?

c). According to John Green, what is the “new safety paradigm”?

 

ADQ3c.

Other than reiterate lines from Hollnagel and Dekker, John Green does not appear to have specified the “new paradigm”.

 

From the various discussions in this series, it appears as though the “new gospel” is, in fact, the old gospel re-packaged. That is, it is the gospel according to, for instance, Reason, Dekker and Hollnagel complete with much of the old vocabulary (more on ‘new paradigms’ and paradigms in general can be found here). 

 

 

 


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